Radar: The Addington County Revue, #16yearsleft Film Festival, Japanese Film: 1897 to Today, Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada
Toronto events on February 5, 2013
MUSIC | The Addington County Revue
Chris Oldfield, Evan Wise and Mitch Arend are three high school friends, living in cities across the 401 who are gathering at the Horseshoe tonight for a blues and folk-infused rock n roll show. Formed out of Napanee, Ontario, the three fellows of The Addington County Revue put on an early show tonight so you can be home in time for a proper 8 hours. Promising sounds you've never heard and things you've never seen, the ACR boys are putting this one on free of charge.
Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 8PM Free
FILM | #16yearsleft Film Festival
We already know that Toronto has a transportation problem but the #16yearsleft Film Festival plans to show you just how bad the transportation crisis really is. A festival of documentaries about climate change that highlights the inefficiency of big-city transportation systems, #16yearsleft rolls out a steady line-up of films like Keep on Rolling: The Dream of the Automobile, Spoke, Solar Taxi and Carbon Rush. Opening tonight at Creatures Collective, the films are pay-what-you-can and will include after-screening discussions and popcorn.
Creatures Collective (822 Dundas Street West) 7PM PWYC (suggested $5)
CULTURE | Lecture Series: Japanese Film: 1897 to Today
Rewinding to the beginning of motion pictures in Japan, Shinsedai Cinema Festival co-founder and director Chis MaGee runs a 7-week lecture series on the history of Japanese film. Taking place at U of T's Bahen Centre, the series will begin by covering the first 30 years of film in tonight's lecture "The Beginnings & The Silent Era: 1897 to the 1920's" and will focus on each subsequent decade in the coming weeks. Watch and learn how cinematic movements were reflected in Japanese cinema and the influence it left on Hollywood filmmaking. Passes are available at a discounted rate for all 7 lectures.
Bahen Centre (40 St. George Street, Room B025) 7PM $12 general, $9 student/senior
FILM | Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada
How far has feminism taken women in contemporary Canada? Status Quo? is a shocking investigation into the changes and regression of women's rights and the evolution of equality. Karen Cho's 2012 documentary screens as part of Cinema Politica at Hot Docs tonight with the director in attendance for a Q&A session. Violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare are topics that will be covered throughout the film and subsequent discussion.
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 6:45PM $12
ALSO WORTH A GANDER:
- The Communication, The Hollowbodies, Elise Epp at Rancho Relaxo
- Live '50s & '60s Music with The Dreamboats
- Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
- Speak: The Movie
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